"How much does $500 million actually buy? Though it may be
enough for Citrix to buy XenSource, the lead commercial entity
behind the Xen open source hypervisor, it doesn't actually buy the
community behind it. Or does it?
"After a $500 million dollar announcement, you'd expect some
chatter. But in the open source world of the Xen virtualization
hypervisor today is just another day. Vendors in the open source
Xen ecosystem such as AMD, Intel and Novell don't expect anything
to change much.
"The half a billion dollar move by Citrix may well serve to make
Xen even more open than it was before..."